Sunday, May 24, 2015

Surrendered Sleep: A Biblical Perspective by Charles W. Page, M.D.

Book Description:  Sleep was God's idea! Surrendered Sleep discusses the spiritual component of sleep from a Christian worldview. The reader will explore spiritual principles to deal with specific sleep issues and understand a biblical framefork for how to tackle insomnia and sleep deprivation. This work focuses on specific attitudes that can surface as one lays down to rest.

My Thoughts:  Have you ever had a hard time sleeping? Not just one night but nights on end?  Why can't I sleep you wonder?  Well,                Dr. Charles Page has an answer to your sleep questions in his book, A Biblical Perspective on SLEEP.
I, too, have had some weeks where I couldn't sleep at night.  I thought it's just my hormones or I've had too much caffeine.  But after reading Surrendered SLLEP A Biblical Perspective, Turning Your Heart To God While Facing Sleep Disorders and Insomnia I've come to realize that a human's sleep can also be sign of not enough physical activity.  
Dr. Page addresses this matter in Chapter 10,  A Wise Heart: Physical Activity and Diet.  On page 96 and I quote, "The Bible suggests that there is a link between our physical activity and the ability to sleep well.  A wise heart will incorporate a lifestyle of exercise into his daily routine." After reading this chapter I realized that on the days that I did yard work and mowed the lawn with a push mower my sleep was much better and deeper.  So, now I try to exercise every day.  It really does work! Exercise works for me!
Also, I found it interesting that sleep and the heart go hand-in-hand.  What is in the heart makes for a better sleep in humans.  This book is chock full of wonderful insights and biblical attitudes on sleep.  
I love the way Dr. Page has incorporated scripture to validate his answers to sleeping well.
Each of the book pages also gives the reader amble room to write notes and a lot of the pages have questions on the sides for the reader to answer and make notes.
Don't miss another night's this book and get rested!
Balin jam ("May you pass your night in peace").

*This book was provided for review by the author*

Meet the Author:

Dr. Page is a sleep deprived surgeon who completed medical school and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  He and his wife, Joanna live in Texas with their five children.

Paperback: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Camino Real Publishers; 1st edition (September 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983138109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983138105

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